Shruti Haasan is the daughter of South Indian legendary actor Kamal Haasan and actress Sarika. She first appeared as a child actor in Kamal Haasan’s Hey Ram (2000) where she played Vallabhbhai Patel’s daughter. However, she started her acting career in Bollywood with Soham Shah’s Luck (2010) opposite Imran Khan.
Shruti went on to do South films and also did Hindi films such as Madhur Bhandarkar’s serious-comedy Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji. This month, the actress-singer has two Hindi films releasing back-to-back on the same day – Ramaiya Vastavaiya and D-Day.
In a free-wheeling interview with Vaalee Supreet, Shruti chats about her career, her parents separation, heartbreak and God.
And your experience on working with Girish Taurani?
My experience with newcomer Girish Taurani was extremely wonderful. He is such a sweet person to work with. The whole Ramaiya Vastavaiya process was an enjoyable experience. I hope the audience enjoys the film as much as we did while making it.
This year you have two films releasing….
I am happy that both are polar opposite films. For me, both the characters are so different from each other. In a weird way, it is nice that both the films are coming out on the same day. It just shows the range of characters that I can play.
What was your reaction when your parents got separated?
They are only separated but they are still married. From the very young age, I have learnt to accept the people for what they are. And I have always looked up to my parents as individuals. I have always tried to look at life by others point of view. I didn’t care if they were together. I just want them to be happy.
But you found yourself heart-broken?
There was only one person in the world for whom I was heart broken. If a film doesn’t do well, you can do another film. If a song is not good,yYou can make another song. But when you chose somebody, you are at the mercy of that person’s love.
Do you feel independent now?
I was independent from the time I was a kid. I even used to say no to my mother’s help during my school home-work. I would always solve my problems my way. I love my family, but I am such a person who would like to sleep and wake up alone. May be this is the only reason why I am devastated at the idea of marriage (laughs).
Do you believe in God?
My father is an atheist. We never had a puja room in our house, but I would sneak out to church and temples very often. I get a lot of my answers from the faith that I have in God. I always feel there is some power looking after me.